Original Air Date:
April 4, 2013

Brought to you By:
D and 6

Educational Goal:

Word on the street: Subtraction
When you take away from a group and then count how many are left.

Episode Summary

One day, a magician named Max magically appears on Sesame Street. Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, and Chris are excited to see some real magic! First, Max takes one scarf out his pocket and puts it with two other scarves to make three scarves. Everyone is amazed, except Chris who explains that it wasn't magic—it was math!

Next, Max makes cards disappear one by one. Elmo, Big Bird, and Rosita beg Max to tell them how he did the trick, but he won't reveal his secret. Chris is unimpressed, and explains that the trick was no secret, just simple subtraction. Elmo, Big Bird, and Rosita still want to see more magic tricks. For the last trick, Max asks Big Bird to help him cut one rope in half to make it two.

Is Max a magician, or a mathematician? Will the Sesame Street gang figure out the secret to his tricks?